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Friday, October 30, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings - 10/31/15 - 11/1/15

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, October 31 - Tewksbury, Hunterdon County
1st Annual Fall Tag Sale

The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold its 1st Annual Fall Tag Sale on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, rain or shine, at the Oldwick Carriage House, 5 James Street in the village of Oldwick. Stop by to peruse the eclectic array of items for sale, including antiques, fine bone china, furniture, Christmas items, HH items, hand-made rugs, outdoor furniture, hundreds of books, including a full set of Hardy Boys books and much, much more. Get a free cup of coffee or cider as well as lots of candy for the kids. For more information, call 908-832-6734 or visit www.tewksburyhistory.net.

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Saturday, October 31 - Chester, Morris County
A Miller's Halloween
Children Friendly

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/30/15 - 11/1/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lawrenceville to Screen “The Winter Patriots: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton”

Lawrenceville to Screen “The Winter Patriots: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton” 
October 29, 2015

The Lawrenceville School is pleased to present a screening of “The Winter Patriots: the Battles of Trenton and Princeton” on October 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the School’s Woods Memorial Hall Heely Room (2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ). No tickets are necessary for this free event, open to the public.

The film was produced by George Washington’s Mount Vernon with support from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. Rob Shenk, senior vice president for visitor engagement at Mount Vernon, was instrumental in the creation of the film and will be available for a question-and-answer session after the screening.

Friday, October 23, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings - 10/24/15 - 10/25/15

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Friday - Saturday, October 23 - 24 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Haunted Hayride at Allaire Village
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/23/15 - 10/25/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A House for More Than One Kind of President: Hollybush Mansion

A House for More Than One Kind of President: Hollybush Mansion

Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey is a growing campus. New academic buildings and housing is going up as the University increases enrollment. However, tucked away along the edge of the sprawling campus is a stone house with manicured gardens and lawns. The oldest building on the campus, the former Whitney Mansion, now called Hollybush Mansion, is significant locally and globally. Once a private home to a well-known south Jersey glassmaking family, it is now partially restored and tells the story of the community's founding and the formative years of the normal school at Glassboro, but also the important meeting between two world leaders which took place there in 1967.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Durand-Hedden Presents Thunderbird American Indian Dancers - October 25, 2015

Durand-Hedden Presents Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
October 25, 2015

Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, October 25 for an afternoon of dance, history, and American Indian culture. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will perform traditional American Indian dance and music from tribal groups found throughout the United States including the Robin Dance, Fish Dance, and Smoke Dance of the Iroquois; the Contest Dance of the Winnebago; the Fancy Shawl Dance; the Old Style Traditional Warrior Dance of the Kiowa and the Hoop Dance.

Friday, October 16, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings - 10/17/15 - 10/18/15

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Friday - Saturday, October 16 - 17 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Haunted Hayride at Allaire Village
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/16/15 - 10/18/15

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Constance Kopp and the Story Behind "Girl Waits With Gun"

Constance Kopp and the Story Behind "Girl Waits With Gun"
Written by Amy Stewart

I live in Eureka, CA, which is exactly 3,027 miles away from Bergen County. But for the last three years, I’ve spent most of my waking hours thinking about Wyckoff, Hackensack, and—eight miles closer to home—Paterson.

It started with a single newspaper clipping from 1915. I was doing research about something else entirely, but—like so many Internet searches—I took a wrong turn and ended up reading about Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp, three sisters who lived in Wyckoff and found themselves on the receiving end of some criminal mischief. The criminal in question was Henry Kaufman, owner of a silk dye factory in Paterson. He ran his car into a buggy they were driving and refused to pay for the damages. The conflict escalated until they were getting kidnapping threats, shots fired at their house, and all kinds of harassment and intimidation.

The oldest sister, Constance, went to Bergen County prosecutor John Courter for help. He wasn’t interested in the case, but Sheriff Robert Heath was. Heath issued revolvers to the sisters, and they went after Kaufman together.

"Gems of South Orange" House Tour - October 17, 2015

"Gems of South Orange" House Tour
October 17, 2015

Six gracious and distinctive 20th-century homes will be on view in the 2015 "Gems of South Orange" House Tour presented by the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society on Saturday, October 17th.

The popular event, expected to attract 400-600 visitors, affords an opportunity to see not only the handsome exteriors but also to examine beautiful interior architecture, d├ęcor, and collections. Homes will be available for viewing by ticket-buyers from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Girl Waits With Gun" October Book Giveaway

Friday, October 9, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings - 10/10/15 - 10/11/15

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Friday - Saturday, October 9 - 10 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
The Chilling Re-Telling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Allaire Village is presenting a dramatic rendition of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"written by Washington Irving and performed by Neill Hartley. The performance takes place in the Allaire Village Chapel on Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 pm.

In an exciting performance, Neill Hartley, brings to life the tale of the Headless Horseman, within the candle-lit Allaire Village Chapel. You will be transported back to a time before television, radio, CDs, and electricity. The seating is limited to 100 for each performance, so advanced purchase is recommended. Only ticket-holders will be admitted to the performances. Ticket cost is $20 per person. To purchase tickets or for information, call 732-919-3500 and have your credit card ready. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at 732-919-3500 or visit www.allairevillage.org.

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Saturday, October 10 - West Orange, Essex County
The Legacy of Thomas Edison
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/9/15 - 10/11/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cranberries, White Cedar, and Double Trouble

Cranberries, White Cedar, and Double Trouble

The Pine Barrens are known for their rich abundant resources and unique ecosystem. In Ocean County New Jersey, spanning Berkeley and Lacey Townships, is the remnant of a once-thriving but secluded company town, which produced lumber and cranberries. Known as Double Trouble, this historic village features fourteen original structures dating from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. The site contains two vestiges of its industrial past; a restored sawmill and cranberry sorting and packing house. In addition to these industrial buildings, it was a self-sufficient community with a variety of structures including a one room schoolhouse, general store, bunk, cook, and shower houses, a maintenance shop, pickers’ cottages, and a foreman’s house. Now mostly abandoned and unrestored, this site is representative of the typical communities that once dotted sandy roads within the vast Pine Barrens.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Col. Cole Kingseed presents 'D-Day: Why It Still Matters' - October 11, 2015

Distinguished author, military expert Col. Cole Kingseed presents 'D-Day: Why It Still Matters'
October 11, 2015

Distinguished author and military expert Col. Cole Kingseed will deliver his lecture "D-Day, Why It Still Matters: How America's European war established the United States as a global power" on Sunday, October 11 at 4:00 pm - the fourth lecture in the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) annual Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series - at Cape Island Baptist Church, 115 Gurney Street, Cape May, NJ. The lecture will be followed by a meet-the-speaker reception with wine and tapas hosted by Doug and Anna McMain at The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn, 102 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ.

D-Day was the climactic battle of the European Theater of World War II. The lecture will explore the ramifications of the Allied victory on June 6, 1944, not only on the course of World War II, but also as the pivotal step in the United States' rise to global dominance.

Col. Cole Kingseed 

Friday, October 2, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/3/15 - 10/4/15

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Friday - Saturday, October 2 - 3 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at Allaire Village



Thursday, October 1, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/2/15 - 10/4/15

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“Capture the Park” in Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Fall Photo Contest

“Capture the Park” in Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Fall Photo Contest
October 1 - 31, 2015

The Friends of Washington Crossing Park (PA) invite members of the community to enter the “Capture the Park” photo contest during October.

Photos may depict anything at the park—buildings, foliage, animals, people or events—but must be taken between Oct. 1 and 31, 2015. Photos should be emailed as an attachment to info@washingtoncrossingpark.org and include the photographer’s name and a brief caption. All entries must be received before Nov. 1 and only one photo is allowed per entrant.